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Illinois CNA Training

Medical technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and health care professionals are needed to help people understand new treatment methods and put preventative care practices into use. Certified nursing assistants are health care professionals that provide support and assistance to doctors and nurses as they go about their daily responsibilities. For anyone who has ever thought about becoming a nursing assistant, now might be the perfect time to consider enrolling in Illinois CNA classes.

It's easy to see that while deciding to go back to school is one of the most important foundations a person can lay for beginning a career, he or she must also make good decisions about the direction in which they choose to focus their education. Enrolling in Illinois CNA classes gives an individual the chance to develop a skill set that is in high demand in today's workforce. Additionally, CNAs received a lot of satisfaction from the face that there are thousands of people that will benefit from their help at work.

Becoming a CNA in Illinois

To become a CNA in the state of Illinois, an individual must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The applicant must have completed an CNA training program approved by the state of Illinois and passed a written competency test.
  • The applicant must have completed a nursing arts course. If the individual is a current Illinois LPN or RN with an active license, he or she can work as a CNA in Illinois without being on the CNA registry. If his or her license is inactive, the individual cannot work as a CNA until the registry shows that he or she has completed the necessary training requirements.

Likewise, an LPN or RN with an active license from another state must also wait until the registry shows that he or she has completed the necessary training requirements before working as a CNA in Illinois.

Nursing students who have not yet completed their LPN or RN training may work as CNAs while continuing their education as long as they can prove in writing that he or she has completed the fundamentals of nursing with 40 hours of supervised clinical experience in an accredited nurse training program and pass a written competency test.

A applicant can also become a CNA, having completed a U.S. military training program that includes a nurse aide training program. An individual in this situation would need to provide a copy of his or her diploma or certificate proving they have at least 40 hours of clinical experience and proof of employment authorization. Additionally, he or she would then have to pass a written competency exam.

An applicant who has completed a nursing program outside the United States which is the equivalent to LPN or RN but who is not yet licensed cannot work as a CNA in Illinois until the registry shows that they met all of the necessary requirements. These requirements include providing an a English-language copy of his or her diploma (or any proof of completion of the course), an English-language version of his or her transcripts, a copy of his or her social security card, and proof of employment authorization. Then, the individual must pass a written competency test.

Licensure by Reciprocity

If the applicant is currently listed as "active" on another state's CNA registry, the individual may work as a CNA in Illinois if he or she provides proof that they are currently registered as a CNA in another state, have no administrative findings of any wrongdoing (such as abuse, neglect, etc.), and have no disqualifying convictions against them in their home state's registry.

An individual listed in the CNA registry who has gone at least 24 months without being paid for nursing or nursing-related services will lose his or her certification and can no longer work as a CNA in Illinois. To become recertified, an individual must pass the required manual skills and competency exams.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other IL Schools with CNA Programs

Homecoming Healthcare Inc.
933 W Jefferson St
Joliet, Illinois 60435
IL Central College - Heritage Manor
1028 Hillcrest Drive
Chillicothe, Illinois 61523
Illinois Central College
225 Hanna Dr
Pekin, Illinois 61635
Illinois Central College
5407 N University St
Peoria, Illinois 61635
Illinois Central College
201 SW Adams Street
Peoria, Illinois 61635
Illinois Valley Community College
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, Illinois 61348
Indian Valley Vocational Center
600 Lions Road
Sandwich, Illinois 60548
J'renee Career Facilitation Inc.
7105 N. Virginia Rd.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Jacksonville High School
1211 North Diamond
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
JCM Institute
1375 Remington Road, Suite Q
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Inc
1001 South State Street
Jerseyville, Illinois 62052
JETHRO Healthcare School and Placement Svcs.
650 West Algonquin Road 2nd Floor
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Jo Daviess Carroll Area Vocational Cn
950 US 20, PO Box 602
Elizabeth, Illinois 61028
John A Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
John A. Logan College
72 Southtowne Shopping Center
Du Quoin, Illinois 62918
John Wood Community College
1308 West Washington
Pittsfield, Illinois 62363
John Wood Community College
1301 S. 48th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305
Johnsburg Community Unit School Dist. #12
2002 West Ringwood Road
Johnsburg, Illinois 60051
Joliet Junior College
401 North Larkin
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Joliet Junior College
201 E Jefferson St.
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431
Joliet Junior College
1125 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Kankakee Area Career Center
P.O. Box 570
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Kankakee High School
1200 West Jeffery Street
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Kaskaskia College
1475 W. Whittaker
Salem, Illinois 62881
Kaskaskia College
2310 West Fillmore
Vandalia, Illinois 62801
Kaskaskia College
27210 College Road
Centralia, Illinois 62801
Kaskaskia College
215 North 2nd Street
Greenville, Illinois 62246
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois 60150

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Illinois CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2715
Fax: (312) 814-3145

Illinois Nurses Association